Skate with Capers and Lemon


by: Emily

A generatian aga, skate was rarely served in the United States except in French restaurants, and with few exceptions could only be purchased in Asian markets. Now, no doubt in part because the old standbys cod and haddock have been fished out, skate has become papular. If you are buying whale skate wings, the only way they come in many Asian markets, you will have to fillet them yourself. Makes 4 main-course servings.


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serves: 4

Four 6- to 8-ounce skate (or other white fish fillets)




3 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil

1/2 cup butter

1 lemon (sectioned and cut into 1/4-inch dice)

Soup Croutons

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons capers (drained)

2 tablespoons parsley (fresh, finely chopped)

Nutrition Facts
Skate with Capers and Lemon

Servings Per Recipe: 4

Amount per Serving

Calories: 296

  • Total Fat: 33.2 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 16 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 61 mg
  • Sodium: 331.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 0.9 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
  •     Sugars: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 0.4 g

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1.  Cut through the skin down to the bono all around the top fillet.

2.  Slide a flexible knife under the first fillet flush against the bones until it comes away.

3.  Repeat on the other side.

4.  Season and flour the skate and saute in butter until browned on both sides. Hold down with a spatula to prevent curling.

5.  Transfer to a serving dish, and top with frothy lemon butter with croutons, capers, and parsley.

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